The Wallace Collection

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Pantry Scene with a Page
  • Frans Snyders (1579 - 1657)
  • Pantry Scene with a Page
  • Southern Netherlands
  • probably 1612
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 125 x 198 cm
    Object size: 160 x 222 x 14.5 cm
  • Inscription: '16[?2.]'
  • P72
  • Great Gallery
Further Reading
  • Frans Snyders specialised in still-life and animal painting, including exuberant
    market and pantry scenes, such as this one. He collaborated with Rubens, who employed him to work in his workshop from c.1610. This picture, bears witness to the influence of Rubens on Snyders’ art in the motif of the boar’s head on a platter, top right, which is copied from Rubens’ Recognition of Philopoemen of a few years earlier (now in the Musée
    du Louvre in Paris). Snyders brought a sense of baroque grandeur to still life
    painting in the seventeenth century, which proved highly influential.
    The painting was probably acquired by the 4th Marquess of Hertford after 1852.